Self-Guided Learning Activity
The Georgetown University NCCC released a new self-guided learning activity focused on cultural and linguistic competence. The CLCHPA is designed to enhance the delivery of high quality services for diverse patient/client populations, and promote cultural and linguistic approaches to addressing health and healthcare disparities.
Addressing Social Determinants of Health Among Adolescents and Young Adults: Strategies from the Field
Health Policy Brief
This health policy brief identifies innovative approaches in which the health care delivery system is working with the broader community to promote health equity and address the root causes of health disparities for adolescents and young adults. To accomplish these goals, researchers conducted telephone interviews with stakeholders from 10 innovative programs/interventions. This report includes a detailed description of the methods used for this study, followed by an extensive description of each identified strategy and a full description of each program/intervention.
Training and Educational
EnRICH: Increasing Obstetrics and Pediatric Vaccination Rates through Innovative Digital Technologies
This webinar, from the MCHB’s EnRICH webinar series, helped attendees understand key barriers to vaccination uptake and learn about an innovative study that increased vaccination rates among urban pregnant women and children using a text message system. Currently, only 50% of pregnant women and 50% of children receive the influenza vaccine, making low-uptake a major public health problem.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The CDC will host its next session in the Public Health Grand Rounds series and focus on maternal mortality in the United States. Join on 11/14/17 at 1:00pm ET (link will only be active during the date and time of the session)
November 15 to 17, 2017
The theme of this year’s conference is “Weaving a Tapestry of Strength through Diversity.” The Family Voices 25th Anniversary gathering will be an exciting opportunity to connect with other family-led organizations, family leaders, and professional stakeholders. It will provide an opportunity to share and learn effective strategies and best practices through workshops on topics such as
- Systems change at the local, state, and national levels;
- Recruiting, training, and supporting diverse family leaders; and
- Youth leadership development.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
9:30am to 11:30am ET
During this event, recommendations from the Early Childhood Initiative that was co-chaired by Senator Rick Santorum and Representative George Miller will be released. The initiative explored how to maximize children’s earliest years, providing better support to families, and building stronger communities. If you are unable to attend in person, join the event virtually.
May 8, 2018
Applications are encouraged that improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. Maternal health significantly impacts not only the mother but also the intrauterine environment, and subsequently fetal development and the health of the newborn.